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By these words of his the travellers were able to satisfy themselves of Don Quixote's being out of his senses and of the form of madness that overmastered him, at which they felt the same astonishment that all felt on first becoming acquainted with it; and Vivaldo, who was a person of great shrewdness and of a lively temperament, in order to beguile the short journey which they said was required to reach the mountain, the scene of the burial, sought to give him an opportunity of going on with his absurdities.
He stayed with her till sleep had overmastered her wearied body.
I had been weary before, but now I was sick and bruised, and partly drunken with the brandy; I kept stumbling as I ran, I had a stitch that came near to overmaster me; and when at last Alan paused under a great rock that stood there among a number of others, it was none too soon for David Balfour.
But by the seventh Sunday his hunger for her overmastered him.
As Ciuba notes, Sophia lane "overmasters blackness at every opportunity" (62-63) so it is little wonder that she presides over a family whose "hearts and imaginations were captivated by their past, a past in which worldly considerations had played a very minor role" (Old Mortality 175).